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Subject: 80s role models

Written By: pell on 03/26/03 at 09:08 a.m.

Growing up in the 80s, which personalities or movie/tv characters did you try to be like, or who shaped your idea of who you wanted to be when you got older?

When I was younger:
Han Solo ("Star Wars")
Ponch ("CHiPs" TV show)
John Travolta ("Grease" and "Urban Cowboy")
Sylvester Stallone (especially "Rocky")
Clint Eastwood (later roles in "Every Which Way but Loose" and "Honky Tonk Man")
"Billy Jack"

As a Teen:
Richard Greico (Booker in "21 Jump Street")
Andrew "Dice" Clay
Chuck Norris
Jack Nicholson ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
Paul Newman ("Cool Hand Luke")

I guess I identified with "attitude". Fortunately I grew up and realized there is a difference between public persona and true personality. :)

Subject: Re: 80s role models

Written By: resinchaser on 03/26/03 at 09:20 a.m.

As a kid:
Mr.T - A-Team
Michael Knight - Knight Rider
Hulk Hogan

As a teen:
Tom Cruise - The Color Of Money

Subject: Re: 80s role models

Written By: wagonman76 on 03/26/03 at 10:37 a.m.


Subject: Re: 80s role models

Written By: princessofpop on 03/26/03 at 10:49 a.m.

Wonder Woman

Charlies Angels (all of them)

Bionic Woman

Princess Leia

Bo Derek

that's all I can think of right now..........

Subject: Re: 80s role models

Written By: Marian on 03/27/03 at 10:53 a.m.

:D :D 8)I don't know about trying to be like anyone,but the Everly Brothers reconciled in 1983.I would say that would be a good example for a lot of people .Cheers! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Subject: Re: 80s role models

Written By: Hairspray on 03/27/03 at 12:34 a.m.

Mine are from the animated world:


They were mostly a 70's thing for me, but....  ;D